Highlands is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 8,426 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Highlands is the 268th largest community in Texas.
Highlands is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Highlands is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highlands who work in office and administrative support (16.63%), sales jobs (12.06%), and food service (9.85%).
Also of interest is that Highlands has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The rate of college-level education in Highlands is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.72% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Highlands in 2018 was $25,308, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,232 for a family of four. However, Highlands contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Highlands is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Highlands home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highlands residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Highlands also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.30% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Highlands include Irish, German, English, French, and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Highlands's cultural character, accounting for 17.60% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Highlands is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.